Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - にっぽんは猫の国

Genji: Mee-YOW! It's me, Genji, again! Since I am, after all, the Wonder Boy, I guess I get to do posts that start with "Wonderful." Sounds fair, right?

We have a slightly unusual post for you today, but we thought this was interesting. Someone coming from Japan asked #1 what they could bring her and she asked for the latest issue of her favourite magazine. This magazine usually features culture topics related to Japan. Quite luckily, this issue turned out to be about CATS! In fact, the big header on the cover says "Japan is Cat Country" (にっぽんは猫の国).

Inside, the special section opens with a two page spread that says: "Japan, The country that was made by cats."

There follow several pages on famous literary cat gentlemen:

And an even more famous Japanese cat lady:

There is also an article on the cat temple, where looking after the cats is part of the monks' work:

And the magazine came with a special gift, a lovely note book with cat illustrations!

As a special bonus, here is a picture of me. As you can see, I am doing a very special full tail dangle!


  1. What a totally awesome issue of that magazine! How cool that a country really appreciates us kitties the way Japan does.

  2. that's a very good magazine... or let's say it could be a CAT-alogue too :o) was there a bottle of skae too? the mama said that's a magic stuff :o)

  3. Hoe purrfect to get a cat issue of that magazine!
    WE love that Japan loves cats.
    Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ

  4. I've seen Sarai magazine. How cool they featured kitties!
    Japan is totally made by them :-)

  5. What a delightful magazine and the notebook is an unexpected treat! How lucky the issue is about cats. There is no place in our little town that would have such a magazine but then our dear mum wouldn't be able to read it either. If there is anything special you learn from the articles, dear Genji, do tell us please.

  6. That is a terrific kitty edition!

  7. What a great edition they selected for you - all about cats!!! And we must say that is a delightful dangle!!! Our human brother and family are going to Japan in a couple of weeks. Mom wishes she were going too.

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  8. Every country should love cats as much as Japan. Your tail dangle is purrfect.

  9. How cool that #1 got her magazine and that it was filled with cats. Karma!

  10. Wonderful tail dangle, Genji ! What a pawsome magazine ! That's so cool that it was an edition all about cats ! Purrs

  11. What a pawsome magazine! Mommy is drooling all over the keyboard (she loves Japanese Art) and mes is drooling too! Genji darling, your tail dangle is to die for!
    Many Kisses
    Your Nellie Bellie


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